Rose B. McGee, MS, CGC

Rose B. McGee, MS, CGC

  • Certified Genetic Counselor




BS – Biology, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
MS – Equine Genetics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
MS – Genetic Counseling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Outstanding Student Award, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

I am a pediatric cancer genetic counselor with interests in:

  • Identification, surveillance and genotype-phenotype correlations of cancer predisposition syndromes. Syndromes of particular interest are constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD) syndrome and DICER1 syndrome
  • Incorporation of clinical genomics into pediatric cancer care
  • Communication of complex information to children of varying ages, assessing impact of illness on the family and pre-symptomatic testing of minors for cancer predisposition

Selected Publications

McGee RB, Nichols KE. Introduction to cancer genetic susceptibility syndromes. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Dec 2;2016(1):293-301, 2016.

Alexander TB, McGee RB, Kaye EC, McCarville MB, Choi JK, Cavender CP, Nichols KE, Sandlund JT. Metachronous T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and Burkitt Lymphoma in a Child With Constitutional Mismatch Repair Deficiency Syndrome. Pediatr Blood Cancer Aug;63(8):1454-6, 2016.

Davidson JT, Lam CG, McGee RB, Bahrami A, Diaz-Thomas A. Parathyroid Cancer in the Pediatric Patient. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol Jan;38(1):32-7, 2016.

Topka S, Vijai J, Walsh MF, Jacobs L, Maria A, Villano D, Gaddam P, Wu G, McGee RB, Quinn E, Inaba H, Hartford C, Pui CH, Pappo A, Edmonson M, Zhang MY, Stepensky P, Steinherz P, Schrader K, Lincoln A, Bussel J, Lipkin SM, Goldgur Y, Harit M, Stadler ZK, Mullighan C, Weintraub M, Shimamura A, Zhang J, Downing JR, Nichols KE, Offit K. Germline ETV6 Mutations Confer Susceptibility to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Thrombocytopenia. PLoS Genet Jun 23;11(6):e1005262, 2015.

Quinn E, McGee R, Nuccio R, Pappo AS, Nichols KE. Genetic Predisposition to Neonatal Tumors. Curr Pediatr Rev 2015;11(3):164-78. Review.  

Zhang J*, Walsh MF*, Wu G*, Edmonson MN, Gruber TA, Easton J, Hedges D, Ma X, Zhou X, Yergeau DA, Wilkinson MR, Vadodaria B, Chen X, McGee RB, Hines-Dowell S, Nuccio R, Quinn E, Shurtleff SA, Rusch M, Patel A, Becksfort JB, Wang S, Weaver MS, Ding L, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Gajjar A, Ellison DW, Pappo AS, Pui CH, Nichols KE*, Downing JR. Germline Mutations in Predisposition Genes in Pediatric Cancer. N Engl J Med Nov 18, 2015. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1508054. *Equal contribution

Hoffman EP, Hache LP, McGee RB. Molecular Diagnosis and Genetic Testing (book chapter). In: Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, 2nd ed. Katirji B, et al, eds. Butterworth-Heinemann: Waltham, MA; 2014, p. 1565.

Lear TL, McGee RB. Disorders of Sex Development in the Domestic Horse, Equus caballus. Sexual Development 6:61-71, 2012.

Villagómez, DAF, Lear TL, Chenier T, Lee S, McGee RB et al. 2010. Equine disorders of sexual development in 17 mares including XX SRY-negative, XY SRY-negative and XY SRY-positive genotypes. Sexual Development 5(1): 16-25, 2011.

Last update: January 2017